Inspire 2020: Here’s everything new in Microsoft Edge in July

Arif Bacchus

At Inspire 2020, Microsoft is announcing some updates for Microsoft Edge, and looking back at the new features added to the browser in July.

The new announcements range from Edge joining the Fast Track Ready Partner program, and Endpoint Data Loss Protection hitting a preview. Then, some of the new features for July include Collections on mobile, as well as improvements for the PDF reader in Edge.

Of course, we’ll start first with a summary of what’s new in Edge for July. To begin, Microsoft added “Multiple profile preferences” in Edge settings. Thanks to the feature, links that need work credentials open in your work profile, and links that need personal credentials open in your personal profile.

In addition, in July it became possible to access Collections on the Edge mobile app on iOS and Android. A summary of some of the other new features for Edge are below.

  • You can now add a note to an item in a collection. Notes stay attached to an item even if you drag and drop to rearrange your collection.
  • Read Aloud for PDF not only supports auditory learners, but also frees up users to listen to PDF content while carrying out other tasks.
  • Users can now save edits back to the working PDF file instead of needing to save a new copy each time they make an edit.
  • Microsoft Edge can now translate web page text into one of 54 languages with the press of a button.

Now, for the technical stuff. Microsoft notes that In August, customers who have 150 or more paid sets of Windows 10 enterprise can work with a FastTrack Ready Partner to receive deployment guidance for Microsoft Edge. Secondly, a preview of Endpoint Data Loss Protection (DLP) public preview now available in Edge. This makes Microsoft Edge the only browser that natively supports Microsoft Endpoint DLP.

As a reminder, we’ll also point to the fact that Microsoft Edge is now actually considered one of the most secure web browsers. Microsoft notes that Edge is the highest-scoring browser in the phishing and malware security reports.